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Vaccines in Progress

April 17, 2020

Scientists all over the world are racing to develop a vaccine to protect people from COVID-19. There are currently 70 vaccines in development globally. This was announced by the World Health Organization on April 11. Researchers in China have already…


Change in the Air

April 8, 2020

Cities and countries around the world are asking residents to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Fewer cars are on the road. Fewer planes are in the sky. With many businesses and factories closed as well, it’s…


Flattening the Curve

March 19, 2020

The coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world. Experts say keeping your distance from other people during the pandemic could slow down the virus and save lives. A simple chart, shown above, tells us how. It shows two scenarios. One…


Protecting the Public

March 12, 2020

As the new coronavirus travels around the world, communities are taking steps to stop its spread. The new virus was first identified in China, in December. Experts believe that’s where it first moved from animals to people. Since then, the…


TFK Explains: Coronavirus

February 13, 2020

This story appears in the February 21, 2020, print edition of TIME for Kids. It was published online on February 13. It has not been updated. The coronavirus outbreak that began in China has been called a public health emergency.…


Bananas at Risk

January 24, 2020

Bananas are one of the most important crops on Earth. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 400 million people rely on bananas as a source of food or income. But the bananas we know and love may be…